HUNTER COLLEGE–As music students journey to class towards their Mecca, Bercher Hall, they are guided by the sounds of triumphant euphoniums, trilling strings, angelic flutes and trumpets soaring towards their highest ranges. What Bercher Hall lacks in proper lighting and easy-access, it makes up for with the sounds of students practicing their craft and finding musical partners in the process.
To combat the challenges of socializing in Hunter’s commuter-school environment, music students are getting together and jamming whenever they can. They will typically practice music assigned in class, music they are working on personally, improvised music, or a combination of all three. Though jam sessions can be structured, Yeva Mishailov, bassist, and her peers note that they tend to be more fun when they are not.